Neil Cutler

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Neil Cutler
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Personal information
Full name Neil Anthony Cutler
Date of birth (1976-09-03) 3 September 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Perton, Staffordshire, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Walsall (Goalkeeper Coach)
Youth career
1993–1994 West Bromwich Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 West Bromwich Albion 0 (0)
1995–1996 Coventry City (loan) 0 (0)
1996 Chester City (loan) 1 (0)
1996–1998 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
1996 Chester City (loan) 4 (0)
1998–1999 Chester City 23 (0)
1999–2000 Aston Villa 1 (0)
2000–2001 Oxford United (loan) 11 (0)
2001–2004 Stoke City 69 (0)
2002–2003 Swansea City (loan) 13 (0)
2004–2005 Stockport County 25 (0)
2005–2007 Rotherham United 68 (0)
2010–2011 Bury 0 (0)
2011 Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
Total 219 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Neil Anthony Cutler (born 3 September 1976 in Perton) is an English Goalkeeper Coach and former football goalkeeper who retired in September 2007. He re-registered as a player in November 2010 for Bury. He last played for Rotherham United, whom he joined just a couple of days before the 2005–06 season got under way. He is a former England Youth International and a graduated member of the Lilleshall National School of Excellence.


He started his career as a young professional at West Bromwich Albion but was sold to Crewe Alexandra without playing a game for West Brom. He spent his entire spell at Crewe as understudy to Jason Kearton. He then played for Chester City from 1998 to 1999, after two previous loan spells with the club. He also enjoyed time on loan with Cheltenham Town. During his time at Chester Cutler earned himself a move to Premier League side Aston Villa in October 1999, where he made one substitute appearance.

He enjoyed a loan spell at Oxford United before joining Stoke City in July 2001, playing a huge part in their promotion to the First Division in 2002, playing in the 2002 Football League Second Division play-off Final which saw Stoke beat Brentford 2–0. In March 2003 he joined Swansea City as cover for injured goalkeeper Roger Freestone. He played in the next 13 league games culminating in a superb performance against Hull City which kept the Swans in the football league. Cutler joined Stockport County in the summer of 2004.

His final club was Rotherham United, where he had to retire from the game due to a persistent back injury, at the end of the 2006–07 season. He joined Bury as a goalkeeping coach and is part of Just4keepers goalkeeping coaching company. He re-registered as a player at the club in November 2010 and was given the number 30 squad number, expecting to remain on the books on non-contract terms until the end of the 2010–11 season.[1]

On 31 March 2011, however, Cutler joined manager Alan Knill and Assistant Manager Chris Brass in leaving the club for Scunthorpe United.[2][3] On 22 October 2011 Cutler was named on the substitute's bench in Scunthorpe United's game with MK Dons due to Scunthorpe's lack of fit goalkeepers. On 30 May 2013, Cutler joined Walsall after Scunthorpe's relegation to League Two.[4]


Stoke City


  1. ^ "Cut's is 30". Bury FC. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Club Statement". Bury F.C official website. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Scunthorpe United appoint Bury manager Alan Knill". BBC Sport. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Walsall: Keeper coach Cutler succeeds long-serving Kearns". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 

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